Charges laid over home invasion in the Hunter

A man has been charged over a home invasion in the Hunter Region.

About midnight on Monday, emergency services were called to a home on Rosewood Drive Medowie, near Port Stephens.

Police say two men armed with a knife and a bat, forced their way into the home and threatened the people inside.


While inside, one of the men allegedly cut a 23-year-old woman in the arm, causing minor injuries, before stealing property and fleeing.

More Officers arrived a short time later and arrested a 33-year-old man nearby.

Following a search of the man, officers allegedly located items stolen from the home. The items were seized and will undergo forensic examinations.

A crime scene was established at the home and was examined by specialist officers.

The man was taken to Raymond Terrace Police Station and charged with aggravated break and enter, detain person with intent and cause actual bodily harm, and armed with intent.

He was refused bail and appeared at Raymond Terrace Local Court on Monday where he was again refused bail to appear at Newcastle Local Court on 7 September 2016.

Initial investigations suggest that the incident was targeted.
Investigations are continuing and police are urging anyone with information to come forward.